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All (815 million) Votes Count

There are approximately 815 million eligible voters in India’s national elections, which are currently under way and will continue until May 12th. The polling process is awesome in its complexity and  will undoubtedly cost the most in India’s history, nearing 5 billion dollars. The  campaigns have received serious international attention and  given rise to a […]


“Menstrual Man” – An Unlikely Hero for Women in India

Arunachalam Muruganantham, an uneducated man from a poor family in southern India, has revolutionized menstrual health for rural Indian women by inventing a simple machine they can use to make cheap sanitary pads. Here are some jaw-dropping facts about menstruation health in India: 70% of women in India cannot afford sanitary napkins Only 12% of the 355 […]


the artisan behind the art

Meet the artisan behind the art, Mamta. Mamta has been with Anchal for several years now and made the lovely scarf below. For this scarf Mamta chose an orange thread that adds a nice pop of color to the deep purple pattern. You can purchase her scarf here.


cooking with your didi

Food photos and recipe courtesy of the wonderful Indian Simmer blog For those days that you just need something sweet, artisan Basanti’s favorite dish is a popular Indian sweet, Laddu. Laddu is usually served on festive or religious occasions, although we’re pretty sure that once you try one you won’t want to wait for a […]

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Hey Good Lookin’ – Fresh Look with Fresh Spring Air

Make Anchal the center of attention with a fit based in white. This look is perfect for the office or just hopping around the city! Shop this fresh look and you’ll be set to enjoy the great weather to come. Spring Look – Anchal Square Scarf! by anchalproject Anchal Square Scarf $42 / Gold bracelet […]

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In Case You Missed It

Hello everyone, and happy April! Spring has definitely sprung, at least in Kentucky, and I hope everyone had a fantastic Women’s History Month in March! Here’s what you might have missed: Right to Inherit Isn’t Working for Indian Women In India, women truly form the backbone of the agricultural sector, with 80% of rural Indian […]


Pinterest: Not a Bad Way to Spend Our Time

When spring rolls around it usually means, spring-cleaning, and then inevitably, re-arranging, re-decorating, and a seemingly endless house project that we secretly enjoy. So, if you need a little inspiration when it comes to the home, you’re in luck! This month we are starting our Home Décor board on Pinterest. The quilts and pillows made […]


behind the scenes in ajmer

Sewing machines are used to combine panels of fabric for the quilts before they are passed on to the artisans to begin stitching the kantha stitch that makes up the signature look of Anchal’s scarves and quilts. For more on  how Anchal quilts and scarves come to life check out step by step, how your quilt […]

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Happy Gudi Padwa!

Yesterday Hindus all over the world celebrated Gudi Padwa–more commonly known as the Hindu New Year. According to Hindu mythology, it is believed that Brahma, the creator, triumphed evil and created the Universe on this day. To celebrate, millions of people adorned their homes in Gudi’s–a green or yellow cloth tied to bamboo and decorated […]


staff pick for spring

Looking for a fresh new look? This quilt screams spring! You can purchase it here.